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. >> schieffer: do you think this puts the people of new york at risk? >> i think america is at risk continually from the threat from radical jihadists. we saw it in fort hood ten days ago. to say that new york is on list. i think new york has been on the list ever since 2001. we know we were attacked in 1993. we know that we were attacked in 2001. i think that al qaeda and radical jihadists, if they could attack us again in new york, they would. >> schieffer: they talk now in their reports that the administration is now examining various federal prison sites in this country. illinois. illinois is one of them. they were talking a while ago about perhaps putting them in prisons in michigan, your home state. how do you feel about that? >> well, the president has never answered the question why. i'm all about problem-solving. what problem is the president going to solve by moving these trials to new york or by moving get mow prisoners to michigans to illinois, to colorado? he hasn't outlined what problem he's solving. i don't see the problem of moving them from gitmo. it's been a great place. we've
have debated this a long time. it's been debated in america for the last decade-and-a-half. but in terms of legislative deliberation, the health committee began in may. the finance committee on which jon and i sit had extensive hearings all through the spring. this has been debated for a long long time. now the time is to act. frankly, you know, there are a lot of people on the other side of the aisle who don't want health care. they haven't put together an alternative proposal that's out there on the web the way our proposal is. i think what orrin hatch said is right. it's a dilatory tactic. >> schieffer: but what about this idea that it takes $100 million in federal funds channeled to one state. should that be added to the cost of the health care bill? >> mary landrieu is a very good legislator. she does two things very well. one, she delivers the goods for louisiana. she has constantly. i think the people of louisiana respect her for it. but second she has real views on health care. those are taken into account as well. one of the issues that she's pushed very
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,000 or more but i don't think middle income america is in a position now where they could pay additional taxes because the economic stress is so great here. >> smith: and the upper income level is expected to pay a significant cost if, in fact, the health care reform is passed. do you think there are 60 votes in the senate in the days and weeks to come to pass health care reform? >> i think there's a decent chance that we'll be able to get 60 votes. the leader here harry reid has done a really good job of getting 60 votes to jump that first hurdle which was a procedural hurdle. but i won underestimate his capability to get us to 60 votes on final passage. >> smith: with a public option. >> with probably a public option that the states can opt out from. >> smith: and as long as we're talking about money issues, there is increasing talk now about especially with unemployment over 10% an economy that seems slow to be creating new jobs even though technically the recession may be over. should there be a second stimulus package? >> if it would work, yes. i don't think there's a lot of evidence that
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